Promenade in Summer Breeze
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JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET, piano
BÉLA BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No.2, Sz.95, G major
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Serenade No.1, Op.11, D major
Bartók's fiendishly diffcult Second Piano Concerto serves as the centerpiece of Stefan Blunier's program, with famed, multi-award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as soloist. Framing this popular concerto by a Hungarian are lesser-known works by Viennese composers. Anton Webern's tone poem Im Sommerwind (In the Summer Wind), was written by a twenty-year -old youth in 1904 and suffused with post-Wagnerian Romanticism. It describes a summer day in the country. After intermission comes Brahms's longest purely orchestral work, the fifty-minute, six-movement Serenade No. 1, music of prevailing cheerfulness that can stand proudly beside the composer's symphonies as his first completed orchestral composition.